Shelley Marshall is a cross-disciplinary scholar whose research spans corporate accountability, corporate governance, labour law, and development. She has undertaken empirical studies in Thailand, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Australia, and Cambodia and has published widely based on her findings in these countries. Shelley has led a number of large, multi-country studies. Her long-term partnerships with the International Labour Organization, Oxfam Australia, and CORE UK have led to research which has had a strong influence on policy and provided useful guidance for governments, international organisations, NGOs, and unions. She has provided advice to a number of governments about how to reform and apply labour laws for the betterment of informal workers.